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CHA on Trend | Part 2

International Scrapbook Day on May 7 came and went. What kind of projects did you work on? I spent time at the Simple Scrapper crop hosted by Jamie Leija. A crop is a gathering of scrapbookers usually over a day or a weekend. No idea where that name came from. It was a fun day…

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Mindfulness on Mother’s Day

Mindfulness is an important practice in my daily life. It helps keep me present and steady through the ups and downs of day-to-day. On holidays like Mother’s Day my mindfulness practice becomes invaluable. When you’ve lost a loved one and there’s a day dedicated to the celebration of that person, emotions can run high. Not…

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CHA on interNational Scrapbook Day | Part 1

Today is interNational Scrapbooking Day! I’ll be spending the day hanging out with Jamie Leija and the rest of the Simple Scrapper crew. I’ve even contributed a prize package of some goodies from CHA. Join us all weekend long! In honor of today, I’m flashing back to the BIG scrapbooking event of the season…CHA! If you’ve been following…

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Take a Moment…for an Update

How are you? I have missed this writing space! This week I created a good plan for myself  to get back to regular posting. I even started using a new planner that has helped me stay on track. I am hopeful that I can maintain this momentum so I can keep writing in this space…

I wholeheartedly believe everything is possible in 2016

What a Year It Will Be | Looking Ahead to 2016 and…It’s My Anniversary!

As exciting and transformative as 2015 was, I truly believe that 2016 will be even more amazing! A mindful reflection on last year was so helpful in seeing and celebrating all the wonderful things that happened and all the progress that was made. However, a deep-dive reflection almost seems incomplete without at least a little bit…

It always seems impossible until it's done. -Nelson Mandela

Take a Moment | 22

In the Take a Moment series, I encourage you to take a moment for some creativity, mindfulness, and vulnerability. I add in some inspiration, share new ideas I’m learning, and let you know about interesting things I find along the way. Enjoy! Welcome Spring! These beautiful paper flowers are from a tea party Reya attended yesterday. Today…

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One Little Word 2016

The One Little Word (OLW) project was started a few years ago by popular memory keeper, Ali Edwards. Instead of making New Years Resolutions she encourages you to choose a word that will help set an intention and tone for your year. This year-long project is a great example of mindful memory keeping. I first…

Create what sets your heart on fire and it will illuminate the path ahead. -karma voce

Take a Moment | 21

In the Take a Moment series, I encourage you to take a moment for some creativity, mindfulness, and vulnerability. I add in some inspiration, share new ideas I’m learning, and let you know about interesting things I find along the way. Enjoy! Take a Moment for some desktop wallpaper inspiration. As part of this series I’m pairing…

Wishing You a Pot of Gold and All the Joy Your Heart Can Hold

All the Joy Your Heart Can Hold

Stay tuned after the jump for an All the Joy Meditation to hold joyful feelings in your heart all year long. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A holiday centered around family, friends, food, and fun? Count me in! Especially with kids who are all about leprechauns, magic, and rainbows. In previous years, I’ve made a Guiness…

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I’m a Creative Team Member!

Since I started scrapbooking I’ve been intrigued by creative teams. Most papercraft manufacturers have creative teams as a way to highlight their product through the beautiful layouts the team members make. Class or membership-based communities usually have creative teams to highlight the resources they offer such as prompts and sketches. I’m happy to announce that I’m…